Oct 30, 2012, 12:35pm CDT
December 20, 2012
Jabari and the mad world of Chicago recruiting
Jabari Parker is the latest in a long line of prep stars to come out of Chicago. That Parker has seemingly managed to navigate the treacherous waters of the grimy local recruiting scene might be his biggest accomplishment.
December 19, 2012
In praise of Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah has established himself as the Chicago Bulls' best player this season, and is helping the team keep up their winning ways even without Derrick Rose in the lineup.
December 18, 2012
Brian Urlacher vs. Bears fans: Everyone is wrong
Brian Urlacher was critical of Bears fans booing the team during a home loss to the Packers on Sunday. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks at why this is a lose-lose proposition for all involved.
December 17, 2012
Packers 21, Bears 13: A Critical Reassessment
The Chicago Bears were again defeated by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell tries to put this one-sided rivalry in perspective.
December 13, 2012
Nikola Mirotic's legend grows
Nikola Mirotic is tearing up the Euroleague, and Bulls fans are starting to get excited.
December 12, 2012
Injuries kill another Super Bowl dream
The Chicago Bears looked like a viable contender for much of this season, but injuries have all but decimated that chance. Come get sad with SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell.
December 10, 2012
Vikings 21, Bears 14: A Critical Reassessment
The Bears lost their fourth game in their last five tries on Sunday, falling to the Vikings 21-14. A second straight late season swoon has Chicago's playoff hopes in serious jeopardy, writes SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell.
December 7, 2012
In praise of Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall has rewritten the Bears' record books and in the process has helped make football fun again in Chicago. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell can't say enough good things about him.
December 6, 2012
Queasy about 'The Return'
This week was full of progress reports on the health of Derrick Rose. While all of Chicago desperately wants the Bulls star back on the court, it's a scary proposition for everyone involved.
December 5, 2012
Bears ready for life without Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher is down and out and the Chicago Bears might be, too. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks at the importance of No. 54 and where the Bears go from here.
December 4, 2012
Kirk Hinrich: One of the worst players in the NBA
The Chicago Bulls' problems are bigger than Kirk Hinrich, but no one player personifies them more succinctly. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks at what went wrong for the Bulls' prized free agent signing.
December 3, 2012
Seahawks 23, Bears 17: A Critical Reassessment
The Bears lost their third game in their last four tries on Sunday when Russell Wilson and the Seahawks shredded the vaunted Chicago defense in crunch-time. Are the Bears still a Super Bowl contender?
November 30, 2012
Seahawks vs. Bears: Let's talk about Adderall
The Bears and Seahawks meet Sunday at Soldier Field as two of Seattle's best players find themselves in the national spotlight after testing positive for Adderall.
November 28, 2012
Thibs' minutes management is killing the Bulls
Tom Thibodeau is one of the very best coaches in the NBA, but his dedication to running his best players into the ground is slowly killing the Bulls.
November 27, 2012
How Jay Cutler won over the Internet
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler turned into an Internet hero this week after he was unjustly ripped by ESPN's Tom Jackson. But is Cutler being built up because of his own merits, or being used as a symbol in the crusade against ESPN?
November 26, 2012
Bears 28, Vikings 10: A Critical Reassessment
The Chicago Bears earned a much needed 28-10 victory at Soldier Field on Sunday, but it came at a steep cost. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks back at all those injuries.
November 21, 2012
Bears fan tweets to say DJ Moore gave his TV back
The Bears fan who lent D.J. Moore a TV in training camp hit me up on Twitter after a bad joke. He wants you to know his TV has been returned.
November 20, 2012
Phil Jackson's hook shot is the best new .GIF
Phil Jackson is the man, and never forget it.
November 20, 2012
49ers 32, Bears 7: A Critical Reassessment
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Chicago Bears into the ground on Monday night behind a deadly pass rush. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks back at the disaster in Candlestick Park.
November 19, 2012
Chicago Bears podcast: MNF vs. 49ers
The SB Nation Chicago podcast is back! Ricky O'Donnell and Zach Martin break down the Bears' Monday night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.
November 19, 2012
Bears vs. 49ers roundtable: Thoughts! Predictions!
The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers meet on Monday Night Football. The SB Nation Chicago team has some thoughts.
November 16, 2012
Bulls podcast: Talkin' Joakim, Nate & Circus Trip
The SB Nation Chicago podcast has returned. Zach and Ricky are talkin' Bulls.
November 15, 2012
Cutler, Smith again put spotlight on concussions
The NFL doesn't want you to talk about concussions, but sports' most terrifying issue is still largely unresolved. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell has a few thoughts.
November 14, 2012
Bears vs. 49ers: Concussions overshadow game
The Bears and 49ers face each other on Monday, but the game will be overshadowed by concussions to each team's quarterback.
November 13, 2012
Video breakdown: C's beat Bulls pick-and-roll D
The Boston Celtics twice successfully ran the same play late in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls on Monday to seal their victory. SB Nation Chicago's Ricky O'Donnell looks at how Boston beat the Bulls' vaunted pick-and-roll defense.